The superstructure of 555 West 22nd Street appears to have topped out near the Chelsea waterfront. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects and developed by Related Companies with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the 26-story condominium building now stands about 300 feet tall. The 250,000-square-foot project is located along Eleventh Avenue between West 22nd Street and West 23rd Street and will yield 141 units, averaging around 2,245 square feet apiece.
Photos from Edge at 30 Hudson Yards and along the surrounding streets show the reinforced concrete superstructure reaching the tiered roof parapet.
Installation of the curtain wall has also begun on the second floor of the building. It appears that a red-colored brick masonry wall with precast stone is going up, as opposed to the all-white envelope that was depicted in previous renderings. It will be interesting to see whether this cladding continues to the parapet, or whether this treatment will be restricted to the podium levels.
There is a subtle array of bricks that protrude from the masonry surface in a uniformly staggered pattern.
Cinder blocks continue to be placed to form the large grid of square and rectangular windows.
Amenities for 555 West 22nd Street include a residential lounge, an event room, a game center, a business center, a fitness center, a basement pool with lockers, bicycle storage, and a dog spa. A number of apartment units will have their own private outdoor terraces atop the building’s multiple setbacks.
555 West 22nd Street will continue throughout 2020 and could possibly finish sometime next year.